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rates Gogo's ATG-4 technology, which adds a directional
antenna, dual modems and EV-DO Rev. B cellular technologies. The new capability built into the ATG 8000 is expected
to increase peak throughput speeds to as much as 9.8 Mbit/
second. Gogo also announced the ATG 1000 system, which
the company said is particularly well-suited for light jets, turboprops and owner-flown aircraft. Gogo's ATG 1000 enables
high-performance email with attachments plus calling and texting with passengers' own smartphones and mobile numbers.
The ATG 1000 is software-upgradable, providing customers
the ability to add features like Web browsing at any time
simply by purchasing a software key, and also is expected to
support select cockpit and operational applications.
Gogo also announced three new service plans. Its MultiNetwork Data Bundle allows customers using its Gogo Biz
and obtaining SwiftBroadband data from Gogo to obtain
a 20-percent discount on both services every month.
Additionally, customers can choose from any available data
plan for each network service. The Gogo Biz Unlimited Data
Plan offers a " predictable and worry-free connectivity experience," according to the company. Priced at $ 3,995 per month,
it includes unlimited data, as the name implies. For
lighter users, Gogo is offering the Gogo Biz 1000
Data Plan, which includes 1 gigabyte of data each
month, with additional usage priced at $ 3.95
per megabyte. The Gogo Biz 1000 Data Plan
is priced at $ 1,895 per month.
To learn more, visit business.gogoair.com.
Heads Up Technologies
Heads Up Technologies got its start by
developing digital audio checklist systems for
pilots, allowing them to fly " heads up." Since
that first product, the company has expanded into warning
and cabin management systems. At the AEA Convention,
Heads Up introduced its new DMS257 wireless digital media
server, which joins the company's Lumin cabin management
systems product line.
The DMS257 allows as many as passengers to access
high-definition moving maps and flight data, stream onboard
digital audio and video libraries, access cockpit audio and
more on their favorite personal electronic device, according
to the company. An optional video streaming service also
is available on a monthly subscription through Red Touch
Media; its content must be downloaded to the DMS257's
internal solid-state hard drive. The system supports both iOS
and Android devices via Wi-Fi, and features an easy-to-use
interface supporting both landscape and portrait orientations.
Connecting to SiriusXM Radio via the company's XMR581
receiver is an available option and can handle up to eight
Heads Up's DMS257 connects to cockpit avionics via an
ARINC 429 data bus for its air-data input, which can be dis-
Heads Up Technologies'
DMS257 wireless digital
played on client devices, and to the aircraft's Wi-Fi system
via an Ethernet RJ45 jack. In addition to cockpit audio or
SiriusXM, portable devices can be used as media sources
via line level inputs. A USB connection also is provided, which
can be used to add digital media to the internal 256 GB
internal solid-state hard drive. The DMS257 complies with
DO-160G environmental standards, and is suitable for installation aboard most Part 25 transport aircraft.
To learn more, visit heads-up.com.
Innovative Advantage manufactures a high-bandwidth,
fiber-optic network system capable of carrying high-definition
audio-visual content along with gigabit Ethernet throughout an aircraft cabin. The system, which the company has
dubbed AVDS, is built around a redundant distributed network
of fiber-optic cabling, allowing signals to move at their full
uncompressed bandwidth for the highest video quality and
no latencies, EMI noise induction or ground
loops. More than 420 aircraft flying
today have an Innovative Advantage's
network system installed; it's standard on Gulfstream G650 and G280
aircraft, and optional for the G550 and
G450 and the G150, according to the
The AVDS Node
New at the AEA Convention is 4K
ultra high-definition support, which
allows the latest consumer-grade video
technology to be displayed aboard an equipped aircraft.
Innovative Advantage also offers significant upgrades to existing or newly installed cabin management and in-flight entertainment systems through its Channel Tracker add-on circuit
card, bringing signal quality at each installed monitor from
standard definition to high-resolution 4K capability.
The company also announced two new circuit cards for its
AVDS. The Encoder Card, equipped with the Linux operating
system running on a high-powered processor, is designed to
connect aircraft audio, video and data sources to passenger and ground-based devices, according to the
company. The Decoder Card, meanwhile, runs the Android
operating system on an ARM processor and delivers certified hardware capable of running open-software platforms.
According to Innovative Advantage, this product allows new
applications aboard the aircraft without the need for costly,
time-consuming hardware development and certification.
To learn more, visit in-advantage.com.
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